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Academically Speaking!

In 2022, Academically Speaking (formally known as Scientifically Speaking) is offering a series of communications training workshops to Trinity College Dublin* researchers. These bespoke trainings will enhance researchers' ability to communicate their work and other topics that matter to them with more impact and effect.

INTRODUCTORY WORKSHOP 1

Introductory Workshop 1 asks the question 'why tell stories?' It focuses on how stories work and how that teaches us to make compelling content. It also looks at developing our ‘body language’ and using it effectively.

Eligibility: Researchers from any discipline who are based in/connected to Trinity. Previous Academically/Scientifically Speaking workshop participants are welcome to attend again to refresh their knowledge and skills. 

*** THIS WORKSHOP IS NOW FULLY BOOKED ***


INTRODUCTORY WORKSHOP 2

Introductory Workshop 2 deals with giving interviews to the media and facilitating skills. These have immediate value but also turn out to enhance our communication skills in general. It also introduces and explores the extraordinary power of improvisation.

Eligibility: Researchers from any discipline who are based in/connected to Trinity. Previous Academically/Scientifically Speaking workshop participants are welcome to attend again to refresh their knowledge and skills. 

*** THIS WORKSHOP IS NOW FULLY BOOKED ***

*Please note that both these Academically Speaking workshops are open only to researchers based in/connected to Trinity College Dublin.

ADVANCED WORKSHOP

Advanced Workshops looks in more depth at topics covered previously in the introductory workshops and is an opportunity to explore individual issues. these topics include:

  • Further development of message shaping and story-telling skills
  • Interviewing skills as a tool for engagement
  • How to be interviewed by the media (podcasts, radio, TV etc)
  • Insights on how to be involved with media
  • Tips for writing and presenting

Eligibility: Researchers from any discipline who are based in/connected to Trinity College Dublin, Royal College of Surgeons Ireland or ADAPT. In particular, those who previously attended an Academically/Scientifically Speaking Introductory Workshop, 2019-2022 (though not exclusively).

  • Date: 13 September
  • Location: TCD (rooms TBC)
  • Time: 9.30am-2pm

*Please note that this Academically Speaking workshop is open only to researchers based in/connected to Trinity College Dublin, Royal College of Surgeons Ireland or ADAPT.

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About Academically Speaking
Scientifically Speaking was developed as part of European Researchers' Night projects in 2019-2020 led by Trinity College Dublin (PROBE and START) and University College Cork (Cork Discovers). Projects were funded from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme. In 2021 Scientifically Speaking ran as a partnership with British Council Ireland and Trinity College Dublin.

For the 2022 programme British Council are partnering with Trinity College Dublin once again, this time to deliver the rebranded Academically Speaking to researchers. 

About Malcolm Love
Formerly a senior producer (programme maker) at the BBC, Malcolm Love is an independent producer, radio presenter, lecturer in public engagement and a public communication skills coach and trainer. He specialises in helping scientists, researchers and other academics communicate their work through talks, events, radio and TV and the internet. His clients include well known organisations such as ESA, NASA, CERN, British Academy, FENS (representing European Neuroscience) and numerous universities.